Night Owl X

5.72K reviews
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About this app

Night Owl X gives you peace of mind no matter where you are! With the ability to view your Night Owl security system in real-time, you’ll be able to monitor your home or business anytime, anywhere—all from the convenience of your mobile device.

Night Owl X features:

• Quick and easy mobile setup with Smart Auto Detection or Owl Scan™
• Live video and audio from your DVR/NVR security system on Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE networks
• Easily configure push alerts individually for each channel from your Smart Device
• Customize channel names without having to access the DVR/NVR manually
• Save images directly to your Smart Device and share via text, email or social media
• Now share important MP4 formatted videos via email or social media
• Enhanced stability for better app connectivity and push alert retrieval
• Multi-channel live feeds (4/8/16 channels)
• Video playback of ANY recorded video stored on your DVR/NVR
• Multiple DVR/NVR system log-on (up to 100 devices)
• Create custom views and save as favorites (iPad only)

Night Owl is a leader in security cameras and recording systems for both businesses and homeowners. We are committed to keeping an eye on the things you care about most. Our security products are designed and engineered for ease of use and cost-effectiveness. All of our security camera systems and products are in use by customers around the world including homeowners, retailers, dealers, distributors, integrators, federal and municipal organizations and both medium and small businesses.

Visit us at for more information on our products and services!

Night Owl X is ONLY compatible with the following Night Owl security systems:

• WNVR Series
• XHD Series
• THD Series
• H2THD Series (Hybrid)

If you have any questions regarding compatibility, please refer to

WARNING: This application uses data to connect your security system to your mobile device. When connected to a 3G or 4G LTE network, the live video feed from your DVR/NVR will be considered streaming data by your phone service provider and will contribute to any data or download limit your phone data plan may have. If you exceed your data plan limit, this may result in additional usage charges. It is highly recommended to contact your phone service provider to know the limits of your data plan before using this video streaming application.
Updated on
Dec 27, 2018

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Ratings and reviews

5.57K reviews
Michael Grochala
January 23, 2024
We have had 4 cameras set up for a couple years now. Live mode works but it doesn't seem to record motion any longer. I have never received a notification in all the years I have had the system. All settings are on. I could previously see recording on TV but it seems to skip every 2 seconds or so leaving gaps in the recording. We wasted a lot of money having it installed properly for very little reason. I will be switching everything over to ring cameras in the spring. I wouldn't recommend this.
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Joanna Jesser
December 25, 2023
This app will freeze my phone. *Update: now it'll randomly do this weird vibrating thing if I touch the screen and I can't get it to stop unless I shut off my phone completely! There's never been an update to this app and it needs a bunch desperately. Finding a specific time in playback is atrocious. My notifications stopped working. I can't change the time without crawling into the attic to reach the main box. NEVER get a system that uses this app. EDIT: messaged your #, no response. UPDATE??
36 people found this review helpful
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Night Owl SP LLC
October 9, 2023
To assist with this issue, it would be helpful to have a little bit more information. Can you send any screenshots related to the issue along with your device details at +18663901303? Thanks.
A Google user
February 2, 2019
This system in whole is terrible. Records in stop motion style at two second intervals with two second gaps between recordings! If that isn't bad enough... you can only download the 1 hour video blocks (that have no fast forward or slow motion controls in their playback screen) through your cell phone! They wont download via wifi and you have to "back up" the entire DVR to get them directly from it. I've been trying their 24/7 customer support for nearly 1 hour now! No response & kicked twice!!
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What's new

As the year comes to a close, our App Designer felt Night Owl X and Night Owl X HD needed a fresh new look. His ambition inspired our Engineering Team to create a new release that not only looks better (it is super handsome!), but offers better performance, keeping you connected to your world no matter where you are during the holidays. From all of us at Night Owl, we wish you a happy holiday and a wonderful and SAFE New Year! Secure. Protect. Connect.